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If things were different…
by Ed Matlack
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
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If Hitler & his Nazi’s had won the war,

The stars & stripes would have been replaced for sure,

If the Nazi’s were the first to develop the bomb atomic,

Would we all be of that regime by now quite sick…?


If Hitler & the Japs had split in two the earth,

Would we now experience any mirth,

The holocaust would not now be known,

On Hitler’s birthday now the blood banner would be flown…


If things were different in our present world,

Memorial day we would not herald,

Would we be able to write with impunity,

Would we live as we do, in a nation of unity…?


We live the way we do because of freedom,

We live like this due to democracy,

We must support our leaders without hypocrisy,

We do not, nor can we ever allow, autocracy…

© ed ~ 5/2/06

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Wonderful done,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wonderful write, Ed!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Peter Paton
I salute you patriotism...
In these times its every mans shoulder to the wheel...
The enemy is not asleep...
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
Our leaders should serve without hypocrisy. Well done verse and patriotic as well.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Good write Ed…the answer to most of what you ponder is a resounding NO. Hitler was adamant on getting rid of the free thinkers such as artist and writers. Anyone who he perceived to be a threat to his regime…and what better a group to voice disdain than a bunch of free spirited writers Eh?
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Bravo Ed! No matter how we whine about our leaders, thank God we have never had a Hitler or his like and our nation is one of peace for the most part! So it's always good to remember as you have in your poem, just how things might have been if we hadn't defeated Hitler and the Nazi's! That is why we must also defeat the terrorists!
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